If you are or were a Linkin Park fan, mark October 27th on your calendar. The band have announced that the five members will be playing a show at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles in honor of their frontman, who took his life on July 20th. The band will be joined by other artists, and will be donating their fees from the event to Music For Relief’s One M0re Light Fund in memory of their singer. A pre-sale for the show will begin tomorrow (19), with general on-sale beginning on Friday (22) from the band’s website.
In other band news, a video for One More Light‘s title track has premiered. While not an initial single from the album, it’s taken on increased relevance to fans of the band following his passing. The clip, directed by the band’s Joseph Hahn, is a moving elegy to the singer, showing him performing as well as behind the scenes footage of the singer. Here’s what the band say about the video:
“It has been incredibly emotional to work on this, and especially to watch it,” says Joe Hahn. “I feel that by doing it, we not only faced some of our biggest fears, but it enabled us to use our talents to bring some light to people who need it. As we move forward to the Hollywood Bowl show and beyond, I think about the people who connect with the band, outside and inside our circle. This video is a gesture of good will to the people who want that connection.”“One More Light was written with the intention of sending love to those who lost someone. We now find ourselves on the receiving end,” says Mike Shinoda. “In memorial events, art, videos, and images, fans all over the world have gravitated towards this song as their declaration of love and support for the band and the memory of our dear friend, Chester. We are so very grateful and can’t wait to see you again.”